At this point in the patent trial between Apple and Samsung, it should be crystal clear to everyone just how big a ripoff artist the latter actually is.
However, if you’re still on the fence, iDownloadBlog has put together a pair of timelines to demonstrate exactly what the Korean copyist has been up to these last several smartphone years:
Like everything else unveiled in the case, this stuff’s pretty damning. Sure, anyone can make a rectangular touchscreen handset — that’s a functional, non-protectable product evolution in a competitive market. Nobody will argue that.
But Samsung, it takes a mighty big pair (or a striking lack of pride) to blatantly ape the iPhone’s exact corner radii and patented aesthetic banding in your heavily-marketed, signature device(s). You didn’t need to copy Apple so closely, but you did. Nothing could be more obvious.